Mutant

5.00 out of 5
(1 customer review)

£1,000.00£1,600.00

High Performance Surf Kayak

Constructions Explained

Product Description

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An outlaw in the line-up! With a heritage of designing great surf-skis our designer James wanted to try and bring the ski like sharpness of turn and acceleration to a closed cockpit kayak. We are not going to lie; it’s the easiest kayak to paddle but when it goes hold on! Deep hull vee and width deliver acceleration and speed with the capability to radically switch edge and hold the turn thanks to the deck being pulled back from the rail … Prepare yourself, the mutant will up your game, and take you to the next level!

Length – 226 cm

Width – 62.5 cm

Cockpit – Keyhole

Maximum Paddler Weight – 110 kgs

 

Comes with:

– Bonded in front and rear mini cell foam pillars

– Ride shaped foam seat with hip pads

– Ride ‘Bloc’ minicell foam backrest

– Set of minicell foam foot blocks

– Fins – 3 fins, standard in thruster designs. Also available in 4 or 5 fin setup

– Optional composite thighbraces

– One-piece cockpit (Eclipse, Equinox, Mutant and Zenith)

-Have and special requirements? We will do our best to accommodate you

*Each boat comes with a surform to shape the backrest and other foam parts for

personal fit

Additional Information

Construction

Description

Pro Lite

Pro Lite – The champion’s choice. Pro lite kayaks are built with both Carbon and Carbon Kevlar material in hull and deck. Laminated with a foam core in the hull for improved stiffness, epoxy resin is applied via a vacuum process keeping weight down and finish uniform. The result, a boat of the lowest weight and highest stiffness. Optional Armour Coating layer applied to the hull for long-term durability. – treat with care as you take to the air! – Full carbon, or carbon Kevlar hull, left clear to see material finish – Laminated Foam core stiffening in hull – Full carbon, or carbon Kevlar deck, with personal gel coat design – Epoxy resin – lighter and stiffer – Vacuum bagged construction – Twin seamed – Outside Kevlar Weight –7Kg approx. depending on model – £1500

Pro

Pro – Competition level performance time and time again. Pro spec kayaks are built with Carbon Kevlar and Carbon material, and woven fabrics in hull and deck, laminated with a foam core in the hull for improved stiffness. Epoxy resin is applied via a vacuum process keeping weight down and the finish uniform. Optional Armour Coating layer applied to the hull for long-term durability. – Carbon Kevlar hull, left clear to see material finish – Hull roving layer-improving wear – Laminated Foam core stiffening in hull – Carbon Kevlar deck with personal gel coat design – Epoxy resin – lighter and stiffer – Vacuum bagged construction – Twin seamed – Outside Kevlar Weight –8Kg approx. depending on model – £1300

Core Lite

Core lite – Stiff and strong, for great performance every session. Core Lite construction uses layers of carbon Kevlar and carbon material in the hull combined with Rides signature core to give a stiff crisp performance. Additional Carbon Kevlar in the deck reduces the amount of resin used overall, keeping weight down and strength up in this great value lay-up. – Carbon Kevlar and woven glassfibre hull with personal gel coat design – Laminated core stiffening in hull – Carbon Kevlar, Carbon and woven glassfiber hull with personal gel coat design – Vinylester resin – stiffer and stronger than equivalent polyester – Reinforced sections – Twin seamed – Glass inside, outside Kevlar Weight – 10.5Kg approx. depending on model – £1100

Core

Core – Bombproof construction and value. Our Core construction featuring multidirectional woven glass fiber uses the same core matt in the hull as the core lite. keeping everything stiff. Woven Glass on the deck and vinylester resin throughout keeps weight down, strength up and price attractive. – Woven glassfiber hull with personal gel coat design – Laminated core stiffening the hull – Woven glassfiber hull with personal gel coat design – Vinylester resin – stiffer and stronger than equivalent polyester – Reinforced sections – Twin seamed – Glass inside, outside Kevlar Weight –12.5Kg approx. depending on model – £900

1 review for Mutant

  1. Nathan Eades
    5 out of 5

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    Ride Mutant:

    Yet another high performance wave machine has joined the line-up and yet again Ride surf kayaks are responsible. The Mutant is the raw, untamed cousin of the Zenith slipping into the Ride range to serve those seeking a surf craft which will dominate in the pocket of a steep, critical wave. Due to its short length, the Mutant does not feel as though it will excel in all waves and conditions, but thanks to its rocker profile it hops onto the plane quickly and flies across steep walls.

    For the thrill seeking, hard-core surf kayakers who want to surf shore break, steep reef and stick critical drops on high performance waves…Ride have designed a great toy for you!

    The first thing I noticed when I collected the Mutant from Ride HQ was the lack of rocker from the cockpit backwards and the short length of the kayak. The other feature which stands out when you look at this surf craft is the increased volume around the mid-section of the deck. The volume, combined with the oversized cockpit rim, enables large (and small) paddlers to enter the kayak and surf this short, high performance surf kayak. Ride have invested a lot of time when designing the outfitting of the Mutant which not only has plenty of foot room and a padded seat, but also features ergonomically formed thigh braces. As with all kayaks in the range, the Mutant has a built-in cockpit rim guaranteeing a watertight seal with your deck and adding to the overall high quality finish of the kayaks.

    The Mutant’s hull is really quite unique and very different to any other surf vessel I have seen. Along the centre of the kayak, the hull has a V which channels the water into a very aggressively pronounced double concave running along the back third and finishes with a tail shaped into a
    batwing. During testing this hull and tail shape, combined with the quad fin set up, seemed to
    generate a lot of speed for such a short boat – at times I felt the Mutant was generating as much speed as a boat carrying a foot more length. The reason for the reduced length is due to the shortened tail enabling you to perform tight bottom turns sending the kayak back up the face of thewave more vertically.

    The deck shares some similarities with the Zenith such as: the concaved side walls and low volume nose. These features enable the surfer to switch rails and flick the kayak around quickly, throwing up lots of spray in the process…Ride seem to have nailed this formula and, as a result, are sending designs into the market place which match the speed of competitor models, yet enable the user to execute turns and manoeuvres effortlessly.

    So does the Mutant have a place in my quiver? Obsoletely! It is a super fun, rip-able kayak which is perfect for steep-wave- days. For surfers looking for an all-round surf kayak which will carry its speed along mushy waves, I do not think the Mutant is a good choice as Ride has other options for you in their range. If you are searching for a comfortable boat to surf in vertical, powerful waves, then the Mutant should be on your Christmas list this year!

    Pros
    Fast on steep, critical waves
    Highly manoeuvrable
    Comfortable
    Dynamic
    Suitable for a wide range of paddler size and weight

    Cons
    Lacks versatility for a range of conditions
    Requires a larger spray deck

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